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Ashby Residential College

College of Arts & Sciences

Mary Foust Hall



Micheline Chalhoub-Deville, Director and Professor of Educational Research Methodology

Christine R. Flood, Lecturer in Residential College

Jeanne Aaroe, Assistant Director and Lecturer in Residential College

M. Jeffrey Colbert, Lecturer in Residential College

Thomas Dempster, Lecturer in Residential College

Sara Littlejohn, Lecturer in Residential College

Kathleen Ahern, Department of German and Russian

Murray D. Arndt, Emeritus, Department of English

Kimberly M. Cuny, Department of Communication Studies

John D. Loftin, Department of Religious Studies

Robert Miller, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Mark Moser, Department of History

Charles D. Orzech, Department of Religious Studies

Ben Ramsey, Department of Religious Studies

Ann Berry Somers, Department of Biology

Walker Weigel, Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Mission Statement

The mission of the Residential College of UNCG is to create a home on campus where students can relate serious academic studies to communal issues and personal development. Its goal is the holistic education of all participants: staff, faculty, students, friends. In particular the program promotes transition from school to later life through student participation and leadership, through a balance of private and public values and through a tradition of fostering friendship.

The Residential College was created at UNCG in 1970 to provide a setting that encourages innovative study, small classes, unity of academic and social experiences, and close student-faculty contacts.

The Residential College is a two-year program for freshmen and sophomores with a limited number of Upper-class Mentor participants. Members of the program live and have classes in a coeducational residence hall. A Coordinator of Residential Learning, who serves on the faculty, resides in the hall. Other faculty members have offices in the residence hall. Students and faculty serve on governing committees and participate together in special events within the dormitory.

Faculty members from many different departments and schools teach in the Residential College. Courses taught fulfill General Education Core Requirements and requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences.

All students are asked to participate in an interdisciplinary core course focusing on the American experience and to choose another class from a wide range of other academic subjects. These seminars, along with varied types of independent study and community service work, make up six to nine hours of a student’s semester course load. The remaining semester hours are taken in the University outside the Residential College. Residential College students are full members of UNCG and are expected to participate in the life of UNCG.

All students who have been admitted to UNCG automatically qualify for application to Residential College. Anyone who wishes to receive more information about the program is encouraged to contact the Residential College, 336/334-5915, or view their Web site:

This page was last updated on June 9, 2010.